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This week there are a number of new fiction books to borrow. Titles include The last place you look by Kristen Lepionka, The way back by Kylie Ladd, Our souls at night by Kent Haruf, Waiting by Philip Salom, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, The last days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn, Wimmera by Mark Brandi, Beyond the truth by Anne Holt, An isolated incident by Emily Maguire, Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, The dark lake by Sarah Bailey, Off reservation by Bram Connolly, One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

This week’s magazine titles received are Real Living, Australian Geographic and Australian Artist.

Our book reviewer for this week is JennyG. JennyG wrote about “A History of Aerated Water and Cordial Manufacturers, Brewers, and Chemists from Grenfell by Peter Grossman.

This is a truly delightful book of some one hundred and four pages and is beautifully introduced with a forward by Roma Sinclair.  Every page is packed with wonderfully interesting information of manufacturing in a Grenfell   of the past. 

For me personally, it was so very, very absorbing that after opening the cover,  I simply sat and read every word of it in one go, taking about an hour and a half. Although I have to admit that I actually started from the end page and checked out all the photos of the different bottles and containers also manufactured in Grenfell of the time. Which of course raised a question to my mind ---- with all those bottles having ‘Grenfell’ embedded in them, was there also a glass manufacturer in Grenfell or the surrounding area?  Maybe that is another book in the making.  I loved the water jug with the misspelling of Grenfell as ‘Greneell’ --- I wonder if that was phonetically spelt based on a Scots accent – given that it was a jug bearing the Scots names of Fisher & Frazer.  

This book is so lovely.  It is a timely reminder of how seldom we see bottles, jars and containers made of glass or earthenware, now days. 

In summary very enjoyable and highly recommended for everyone.

NF      Peter Grossman “A History of Aerated Water and Cordial Manufacturers, Brewers, and Chemists from Grenfell’

Grenfell Librarian Erica Kearnes helps draw the FOGL Father's Day raffle with Margaret Whitty and Elaine Keys.

Grenfell Librarian Erica Kearnes helps draw the FOGL Father's Day raffle with Margaret Whitty and Elaine Keys.